Apply a heavy moisturizer like La Mer Reparative Body Lotion to the knees, elbows, and around the edges of your heels and ankles. These areas tend to be dry and thus prone to over-absorbing the self-tanner, leading to a darker tan than the rest of the body.
Administer any residual tanner from your mitts onto your face and neck. This will guarantee you are the same shade from head-to-toe. Since pigment usually fades faster on your face, try a gradual self-tanner like James Read’s BB Gradual Tan Face Pen in the ensuing days to prolong the effect of the tan. You can also use a gradual solution like La Mer’s Face and Body Gradual Tan to deepen your existing color.
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